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EddyG


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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: My basement
Date: Jun 20, 2004
Aperture: /5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

Entered at submission:
N/A
(in other words, no time to type anything!)

Entered after voting ended:
My first-ever attempt at "selective desaturation".

This was a total last minute entry. (And when I say "last minute", I mean it. EXIF date/time on this shot is 23:37:21. I hit "Submit" at 23:59:50 and hoped it would upload in time!)

I had no idea how difficult it would be to light this Jelly Belly dispenser. The spherical shape reflected everything. What a nightmare...

I really wanted the "exposed" jelly beans to be much more vivid, but I just couldn't get the lighting right and I was running really short on time. So I downloaded the images I took, picked one, desaturated it and submitted it anyway -- with about 5 seconds to spare.

And in my haste I forgot to convert from AdobeRGB to sRGB before doing a "Save for Web", making the colors luke even more muted. D'oh!!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.4433
Avg (commenters): 7.0952
Avg (participants): 6.4219
Avg (non-participants): 6.4800
Views since voting: 2165
Votes: 203
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/28/2004 03:40:54 PM
Well darn it, not only a fine picture, but your post-shot comments helped me figure out I could edit that field after the challenge was over. D'oh, indeed :)

I usually just add further comments in the thread.
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06/28/2004 01:04:35 PM
Congrats Eddy,

My hat is off to you for a first-ever attempt, no wait, it was an effect job of selective desauration, not an attempt. This was a stunning shot and so well-suited to the challenge.

Well Done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2004 05:31:46 AM
good idea simple and effective
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06/25/2004 11:47:27 PM
nice lighting
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06/25/2004 05:57:03 PM
It seems the lighting is a bit off.
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06/25/2004 09:52:44 AM
Funny.
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06/24/2004 03:11:57 AM
Other than the glare on the glass on the right side of the dispenser this is one the better photos using desaturation. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/24/2004 12:04:20 AM
I'm loving this shot. My only wish were that it were a bit lighter in the front. Focus and clarity are supurb! Nice crisp lines. The centered placement is good for your subject in this case. I don't mind it at all. The selective color is perfect, and it has overall appeal to me. My only complaint is the darkness in the front. Wish I could see more there. Otherwise, wonderful! ~Heather~
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06/23/2004 10:24:39 PM
Great use of the desaturation to emphasize the subject and title. The dark background works well too. As a thought, maybe the spilled jelly beans could have taken more of the compostion by placing some on the table and cropping further back? Nice shot nonetheless.... 7
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06/23/2004 07:44:49 AM
nice!
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06/23/2004 01:30:47 AM
great idea. I would have liked to have seen brighter lighting overall. the colored beans at the bottom are a bit muddy looking. also there is a harsh hot spot on the right of the glass
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06/23/2004 01:30:26 AM
Sweet (but you knew that, right?) One of the few pics to meet the challenge! Wonderful idea. Overall picture and background is pretty dark. Rated 8.
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06/22/2004 11:49:51 PM
like your lighting
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06/22/2004 03:04:05 PM
I can`t understand why so many people dislike this technique..here is a perfect example of a picture being improved and made more interesting through partial desat.
Good choice of subject
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06/22/2004 02:32:30 PM
Nice idea, and the colors sand out. IMHO there's too mcuh black and white relative to color, and the contrast in the B&W is too high for my taste - areas that black out completely vs. hot spots.
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06/22/2004 09:35:06 AM
Cool....
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06/22/2004 08:55:51 AM
neat idea
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06/22/2004 07:34:46 AM
Yumm
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06/21/2004 09:13:50 PM
Awesome idea! I would have killed the glare on the right side of the glass, though.
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06/21/2004 08:08:33 PM
excellent idea here -- a bit more light on the front would give the beans a punch more color.
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06/21/2004 06:42:32 PM
awesome idea! 9
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06/21/2004 04:32:25 PM
Love the idea. Execution is very good, but the flare on one side is distracting, and I'd prefer a little more detail contrast in the B&W area.
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06/21/2004 03:00:29 PM
Stunning contrast & so well suited for this challenge!
One of my favorites! ((9))
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06/21/2004 02:50:25 PM
great shot!
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06/21/2004 04:30:41 AM
nice idea, nice title!
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